The Laying the Foundation Summer Institute from the National Math and Science Initiative (NSMI) provides hands-on professional development for teachers from elementary to high school levels. Courses include:

  • Elementary ELA and Social Studies
  • Elementary Math and Science
  • Middle School English
  • Middle School Math
  • Middle School Science
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • High School Biology
  • High School Chemistry

Teachers receive continuing education credit, along with classroom- and lab-ready lessons and valuable connections to build their subject-specific networks.

NMSI is trusted by teachers, campus leaders, district administrators, and policymakers across the country.

Registration is $800 and can be paid directly or reimbursed by school or district. NMSI has a limited number of scholarships to fully cover the registration cost. Contact Muriel Alim at for information.